CIDG-NCR Chief, 12 Personnel Accused of Corruption Dismissed from Post
The chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR) and 12 other personnel dismissed for corruption.
According to the Philippine National Police (PNP), thirteen police officers have been removed from their positions due to suspicions of corruption. This includes the CIDG-NCR’s director, based on the report.
According to PNP spokesperson Police Col. Jean Fajardo, CIDG-NCR chief Police Col. Hansel Marantan was replaced to facilitate the authorities’ probe into the group’s controversial raid in Manila. As police officers arrived in the area, they discovered these 13 people in the act, prompting [authorities] to arrest them.
“With regard to Col. Hansel, he voluntarily offered na i-relieve na po muna siya pansamantala sa kanyang posisyon to [avoid] insinuation that he might influence yung gagawin investigation na gagawin sa kanyang tauhan,” Fajardo shared in the media briefing.
The discovery of anomalies in the operation caused CIDG director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat to remove the other police officers involved, according to Fajardo. She did not say what anomalies in the operation were discovered, but the PNP is presently looking into the matter.
In reaction to the event, the PNP launched a pre-charge inquiry to assess the criminal liability and administrative accountability of the 13 police officers. Based on the report of the Manila Times, they are currently being held and administered by the CIDG in anticipation of an investigation.
Nonetheless, Fajardo promised the public that the PNP’s internal cleansing operations would continue. She further stated that the perpetrators would face appropriate punishment.
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